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Tasted: Furleigh Estate Rosé Sparkling Wine

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By Martin Isark
Not cheap, but this pink English sparkler will give any fifty quid champagne a run for its grapes! Read more

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Martin Isark says it’s now time to move over to sherry

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Unfortunately, for some time sherry drinking has been yesterday’s fashion, this complex wine from Spain is still seen as an older generation’s aperitif and never as a complement to food. It has been hard to persuade chardonnay and cabernet drinkers that sherry is worth trying – but change is afoot.  Read more

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Martin Isark says University students should be fridge savvy and they’ll have more money to spend on boo…

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By Martin Isark
Are you’re one of the many University students that will be catering for yourself this year?  Be smart and check out the below on how to be fridge savvy – and you’ll all have more money to spend on boo… Books of course! Read more

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Martin Isark has tasted Gewurztraminer from Alsace

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I’ve tasted ASDA Extra Special Alsace Gewurztraminer… should you put a bottle in the trolley or leave it on the shelf?  Read more

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Martin Isark says, serving only white wine with fish is out of step with today’s drinking and eating habits.

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By Martin Isark
The old practice of serving only white wine with fish is out of step with today’s drinking and eating habits. Why?  Read more

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Martin Isark has tasted Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Albarino …

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By Martin Isark
I’ve tasted Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Albarino … should you put a bottle in the trolley or leave it on the shelf?

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Martin Isark has tasted Jamie’s Italian wines – on the shelves at Tesco very soon!

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By Martin Isark
I’ve tasted Jamie’s Rosso Italian… should you put bottle in the trolley or leave it on the shelf?

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Martin Isark has tasted Madam De Maintenon Rosé Champagne from The Co-operative Food

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I’ve tasted Madam De Maintenon Rosé Champagne … should you put a bottle in the trolley or leave it on the shelf? Read more

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Martin Isark says don’t be sniffy about Asti

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I’ve tasted San Leo Asti – should you put a bottle in the trolley or leave it on the shelf?

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Can I Eat It iPhone App lets you know what is in the Yalumba Y Series Riesling, Australia barcode

Cooking with wine?

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Most shoppers like to add a little extra flavour by splashing a little red or white wine into their cooking.  Often this addition is a splash or glass of wine from an opened bottle or one that’s going to be drunk with that meal.  Be careful though…that enthusiastic splash or that ‘throw anything in kitchen madness’ may just detract from the taste experience rather than enhance it.

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